Luise Pernar, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery

Luise Pernar
75 East Newton Street


Luise Pernar, MD, MHPE, Surgery, specializes in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery and is associate program director for the general surgery residency. Her scholarly interest is in surgical education and curriculum development. In 2021, she received the Association for Surgical Education Linnea Hauge, PhD, Promising Educational Scholar Award in recognition of her work. While the main focus of her research is on surgery education, she also has a prolific clinical research portfolio, focusing on quality improvement and outcomes in hernia and bariatric surgery.


  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences, MHPE


  • Published on 3/1/2024

    Pernar LI. Familiarity, Communication, and Entrustment in the Operating Room. JAMA Surg. 2024 Mar 01; 159(3):285-286. PMID: 38198180.

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  • Published on 12/1/2023

    Beaulieu-Jones BR, Wilson S, Howard DS, Rasic G, Rembetski B, Brotschi EA, Pernar LI. Defining a High-Quality and Effective Morbidity and Mortality Conference: A Systematic Review. JAMA Surg. 2023 Dec 01; 158(12):1336-1343. PMID: 37851458.

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  • Published on 8/8/2023

    Melvin J, Beesley H, Pernar LI, Richman A, Hess DT. Intern Experience Reflects Information Gathered During the Virtual Interview Process. J Surg Educ. 2023 Nov; 80(11):1544-1551. PMID: 37563002.

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  • Published on 7/16/2023

    Chugh PV, Pernar LI, Hess DT. Our Efforts to Create a Welcoming Surgical Residency for LGBTQ Trainees. J Surg Educ. 2023 Nov; 80(11):1614-1617. PMID: 37455192.

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  • Published on 10/12/2022

    Beesley H, Pernar L, Kettoola Y, Hess D. The Association Between Virtual Interviewing and Geographical Distribution of Matched Residency Programs for General Surgery Applicants. J Surg Educ. 2023 Feb; 80(2):194-199. PMID: 36241484.

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  • Published on 10/1/2022

    Pernar LI, Aly S, Hess DT. We Should Be Asking New Questions in Research on Weight Loss Surgery for Racial Minority Patients. JAMA Surg. 2022 Oct 01; 157(10):907. PMID: 36044206.

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  • Published on 8/2/2022

    Laplante S, Namazi B, Kiani P, Hashimoto DA, Alseidi A, Pasten M, Brunt LM, Gill S, Davis B, Bloom M, Pernar L, Okrainec A, Madani A. Validation of an artificial intelligence platform for the guidance of safe laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surg Endosc. 2023 Mar; 37(3):2260-2268. PMID: 35918549.

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  • Published on 6/1/2022

    Ju Z, Anderson W, Istfan N, Carmine B, Carter C, Pernar L, Marshall A, Hess DT. Comparison of weight loss outcomes between Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy in a racially mixed urban patient population. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2022 Oct; 18(10):1218-1227. PMID: 35794035.

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  • Published on 5/10/2022

    Pernar LI, Hess DT. Creating a Welcoming Surgery Residency Training Program for LGBTQ Trainees. Am Surg. 2022 Dec; 88(12):2796-2801. PMID: 35538707.

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  • Published on 2/28/2022

    Stolarski AE, Alonso A, Aly S, Feeney T, Pereira F, Carter C, Hess D, Pernar LI, Carmine B, Drake FT. The impact of English proficiency on outcomes after bariatric surgery. Surg Endosc. 2022 Oct; 36(10):7385-7391. PMID: 35229210.

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